How to Stay + POSI IVE in aTOUGH Work Environment BY: SHEEBA REHMAN FACULTY: IMS OIDA
Attitude:It express an individual’s positive andnegative feeling about some objects. Itdescries an individual’s feelings, thoughtsand predisposition to act toward some objectin the environment.
Components of attitudes Informational and cognitive framework Emotional and affective framework Behavioral framework Information and Affective and Behavioralcognitive components emotional components cognition Attitude Attitude object
Representations of Attitude Attitude and Opinion Attitude and Beliefs Attitude and Values
Formation of Attitude? Direct personal Experience? Association? Family and peer groups? Neighborhood? Economic status and occupation? Mass communication
Types of Attitudes OrganizationalJob Satisfaction Job Involvement commitments Attitude OB
Functions of Attitudes? The adjustment function? The ego defensive function? The value expressive function? The knowledge function
Barriers to changing attitude? Prior Commitments? Insufficient informationWays to overcome these barriers:? Providing new information? Use of fear? Resolving discrepancies? Influence of friends and peer
Ot he r The Environment g in nt Be Pe g ha op an nme vio le’s Ch iro r EnvNegative Work Ouch! YOU Past Environment Experiences De e t er at iv e w Th min eg Vi N rld eo ism o ry W Beware the Bullets!
Negative Work Environment- Dog eat dog . . . everyone fighting to get ahead- No one appreciates your contributions- Too much work . . . not enough help- Deadlines are unrealistic- Longer hours . . . additional work- Budget Constraints- Competition is eating us alive- Poor management / direction- Job insecurity
Other People’s Behavior Gossips Bulldozers ComplainersPatronizers Whiners Negatives Snipers Backstabber sClams Walking Wounded Controller sSluffers Brown Nosers Exploders
Changing Environment“The only person who always likes change is a wet baby”CHANGE . . . Challenges our paradigms Alters the way we think Makes life more difficult for a while Causes Stress Is an ongoing fact of life
Negative World View Media Frenzy A recent Statistic:Crime down 20% in America reporting up 600%, Look at what you are looking at !!!
Determinism TheoryGENETIC: My Grandparents did it to me.(Inherited traits)PSYCHIC: My Parents did it to me.(Upbringing)ENVIRONMENTAL: My Spouse, my Boss,the Company, the Economy, etc.. is doingthis to me. (Surroundings)
Life’s Little Question“Are some people just born positive“Are some people just born positive thinkers thinkers .. .. .. or is it their CHOICE?” or is it their CHOICE?”
Choose the Right Luggage Dodge s B ullet Be Bulletproof
The Problem With Dodging Bullets You’re going to get hit!
Bulletproof ArmorBulletproof Armor Comes from Comes from SELF CHANGE
Putting on Putting on the Armor the Armor ngeCha gs!3Thin
How to Change Your Attitude ATTITUDE Changes happen personally from the INSIDE OUT!ATTITUDEATTITUDE
So . . . Accept Responsibility I am responsible . . . . . . for who I am . . . for what I have . . . for what I do E TTIITUD E A TT A TUD
Step #2 Take Control Negative YOUworld view ATTITUDE ATTITUDE FROM THE INSIDE . . . OUT!
How to Change Your Thinking THINKING Changes come from observing logically in every situationTHINKINGTHINKING
Observe Your Thinking t W le ! to me to hat se k de can u fu r ef hoo se I d I is th o is? thThis is all Tomorrow it willvery look veryinteresting at different. It s be him ucks to . to like be d I’ e … th THINKING THINKING
Manage Your Self-Talk If you think you Can, or you think you Can’t… YOU’RE RIGHT! Henry FordThis is going to be This is going to a wonderful day! be a crappy day! THINKING THINKING
How to Change Your Behavior BEHAVIOR Changes take true assessment, determination & disciplineBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR
Choose Your Behavior REACTIVE Stimulus Response RESPONSIBLE My MyStimulus Choice ResponseBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR
Steps Toward Changing Behavior The New YOU! The New YOU!BEHAVIORBEHAVIOR 4. Unconscious Competence 3. Conscience Competence 2. Conscience Incompetence 1. Unconscious Incompetence
INFLUENCE YOUR ENVIRONMENT! Add POSI +IVE BehaviorReplace the BAD HABITS!• Spread a SMILE around• Sprinkle some “positive” on the negatives• Focus on the good of each day• Stay out of the “feeding frenzies”• Say “please” and “thank you”• Practice EMPATHY• Evaluate YOUR behavior• Never miss an opportunity to complementBEHAVIORBEHAVIOR
More POSI IVE + Contributions• Before you say anything to anyone, ask yourself three things 1. Is it true? 2. Is it harmful? 3. Is it necessary?• Keep promises• Have a forgiving view of people• Keep an open mind with changes• Count to 1000 if necessary• See criticism as opportunity to improve• Cultivate your sense of humor
Remember to . . .Watch your definitions -Watch your definitions - they become thoughts they become thoughtsWatch your thoughts -Watch your thoughts - they become words they become wordsWatch your words -Watch your words - they become actions they become actionsWatch your actions -Watch your actions - they become your destiny they become your destiny
The Choice is YOURSWith a Bad attitude you can never have a positive dayWith a Positive attitude you can never have a bad day